Lock Keychain?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jman995x, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. jman995x macrumors regular

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    Sep 8, 2007
    #1
    Hey,

    I recently created a Sparse Disk Image that I've password protected.
    When I try to open the Disk Image I get a popup window that has the words "Keychain Access" as the window title and the following text below that:

    "To perform this action you must unlock the keychain
    Please enter the keychain password."

    Now, this is pretty straight forward (obviously).
    My question is, how do I (once I've unlocked the keychain and opened the Disk Image) immediately lock the keychain again so that if I step away from my computer my keychain isn't still open?

    Thanks,

    jman995x
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    Aug 16, 2005
    Location:
    USA
    #2
    Within Keychain Access there's an option to have a menu bar item that lets you quickly un/lock keychains. I'm not at my Mac to give the exact location of the option though. There's also preferences for timing the keychain out so it locks automatically after a period of non-use.
     
  3. Peterkro macrumors 68020

    Peterkro

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    Aug 17, 2004
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    Communard de Londres
    #3
    The menu bar icon (it's in keychain prefs) gives you various options including lockscreen if you are leaving your computer for a time.
     

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